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THQ's Remaining Assets Up For Grabs

How much for Big Beach Sports?

THQ have announced that they are to sell their remaining intellectual properties this April, following their initial asset stripping in January this year.

The remaining properties include high profile lines including Darksiders, Red Faction, De Blob, and the MX titles, alongside titles which haven’t been used in recent years such as Destroy All Humans, Full Spectrum Warrior, and Summoner.

THQ also hold a number of licenses such as Supreme Commander, Marvel Super Heroes and Worms which will be included in the auction.

Bidding begins on the 1st of April, with final bids required by the 15th.

Platinum Studio have previously expressed an interest in the Darksiders IP, which could be a perfect fit, and it will be interesting to see who purchases some of the others. A next generation Full Spectrum Warrior or Red Faction would already have a fan-base built in, and at the right price that could be extremely tempting.

Source: Press release

17 Comments
  1. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    It would be great if someone took on Red Faction as an FPS again.

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 12:31.
  2. Peter Chapman
    Team TSA: Editor
    Since: Forever

    Having seen the physics demos at the PS4 reveal, I think Red Faction on next gen consoles could be mind blowing.

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 12:32.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Agreed. If they took it to the next level we could see some really serious manipulation of polygons. Imagine being able to fire something which generates an energy sphere and that simply deletes everything inside it. It could cut through a building, the land, people, vehicles… anything! Leaving this beautifully carved spherical space… like when a Terminator teleports into a scene from the future (in the films). That lovely glowing edge to everything it’s melted.

      Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 13:06.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Let alone the usual physics to handle if you’ve just destabilised the building and it’s going to collapse in a few seconds time.

        The destruction. Oh, the destruction!

        Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 13:07.
      • KeRaSh
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        They had these small black hole bomb things that were already pretty cool and the Nano Rifle was basically a baby version of what you described.
        There is so much potential for a truly next gen Red Faction: Guerilla sequel. They could refine building physics and also enable environmental destruction. Add a coop mode to than and I’d be the happiest person alive…

        Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 13:17.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Oh, sweet Mary. All that destruction and co-op would have me slipping off the chair with excitement.

        Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 13:37.
    • KeRaSh
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      Definitely. They said coop was not possible because the PS3 couldn’t cope with even more destruction going on.
      I’d love to play a RF: Guerilla kind of game with a friend or two.
      I’m not sure but doesn’t the Geo Mod engine belong to Volition? If that’s the case then it would be quite some work to get such an engine up and running.

      Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 13:13.
  3. yogdog
    Member
    Since: Feb 2010

    Red Faction and Destroy All Humans please!

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 12:46.
    • yogdog
      Member
      Since: Feb 2010

      And a Supreme Commander to match the first too! That would make me an extremely happy Yogdog!

      Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 12:46.
  4. RocketSOL
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    I’d love another Red Faction game. I’d prefer it not to be an FPS however and to have it more like Guerrilla than Armageddon. Armageddon just wasn’t as fun and limiting the playable area to linear environments over open world was a stupid idea in my opinion.

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 13:19.
  5. KeRaSh
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Considering Volition will be busy with Saint’s Row 4 and its sequels until that stops being funny, I’d like to see the the team behind Just Cause 2 work on a RF: Guerilla sequel.
    Alternatively I’d also settle for a sequel to the originals by the team that did Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 13:19.
  6. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    C’mon Destroy All Humans!
    *Anyone but EA*

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 13:40.
  7. Eldur
    Member
    Since: Nov 2012

    I can’t believe nobody has mentioned Darksiders yet, especially with Platinum being involved. I found the Darksiders franchise to have one of the best and most evocative artistic directions of any mainstream franchise in this generation and an bitterly disappointed that nobody picked up either Vigil or the DS IP when THQ went under. For me, a Platinum-led return to the lore-laden world of Death, War et al is way to exciting, especially if Hideki Kamiya is involved and manages to refine the Zelda-esque combat/exploration gameplay…

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 13:46.
    • Eldur
      Member
      Since: Nov 2012

      *am *too

      Note to self: Proof read.

      Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 13:57.
  8. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    I’d like Sucker Punch to make a Darksiders game. I just hope EA and Activision doesn’t scoop up most of these.

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 13:54.
    • Eldur
      Member
      Since: Nov 2012

      That prospect is too pant-wetting for me to fully consider.

      Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 13:56.
  9. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    i’ll offer 50p for the beach thing.

    no screw that, let’s go crazy, a whole pound.
    ^_^

    Comment posted on 27/02/2013 at 15:05.

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